As a contemporary hub for the world’s art community, Berlin is grateful for the arrival of Comme des Garçon’s aptly focused Black Shop in the Mitte gallery district. The iconic Japanese design house combines sculptural style with art’s classic shades of white and black. The Black Shop is situated alongside Comme’s accessories-oriented Pocket Shop. ‘It’s an on-going journey and process,’ announced Rei Kawakubo’s husband Adrian Joffe. ‘The very first time we came here we were inspired by Berlin, and we’ve always liked the energy in Berlin.’ The feelings are clearly mutual, as the crowds at the opening demonstrated.
Comme des Garçons Black and Pocket, Linienstrasse 115, 10115 Berlin, +49 (0)30 2809 5880